|Solar Flare Aimed at Earth : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy SOHO Extreme ultaviolet Imaging Telescope, ESA/NASA|
At the height of the solar cycle, the Sun is finally displaying some fireworks. This image from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) shows a large solar flare from June 6, 2000 at 1424 Universal Time (10:24 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time). Associated with the flare was a coronal mass ejection that sent a wave of fast moving charged particles straight towards Earth. (The image was acquired by the Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT), one of 12 instruments aboard SOHO) Solar acti...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- SOHO; What -- FAST; What -- Earth
|Solar Flare Aimed at Earth : Image of the Day - NASA -- Courtesy of SOHO/LASCO, SOHO/EIT, and SOHO/MDI consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.|
At 10:40 UTC on September 24, 2001, a large solar flare erupted from the surface of the sun. Pointed almost directly towards the Earth, the flare caused a coronal mass ejection (CME). Coronal mass ejections are composed of fast-moving clouds of ionized gas. These energetic particles can interfere with wireless communications, damage satellites, disrupt the transmission of electricity, and energize the Earth's upper atmosphere, causing auroras...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- FAST; What -- SOHO; What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
|Mixing Waters and Moving Ships off the North Carolina Coast : Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/ MISR Team.|
The estuarine and marine environments of the United States' eastern seaboard provide the setting for a variety of natural and human activities associated with the flow of water. This set of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images from October 11, 2000 captures the intricate system of barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries comprising the coastal environments of North Carolina and southern Virginia...
Keywords: What -- Sun; Where -- United States of America; Where -- North Carolina; Where -- Virginia; Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- Chesapeake Bay
|Massive Solar Flare: Image of the Day - NASA -- Images courtesy sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/ Solar & Heliospheric Observatory|
A massive solar flare erupted from the surface of the Sun at 9:51 UTC on October 28, 2003. The solar flare persisted for more than an hour, peaking at 11:10 UTC. Associated with the flare was an ejection of a billion tons or more of gas from the Sun's tenuous outer atmosphere, or corona. Both the flare and the coronal mass ejection accelerated electrically charged particles to very high energies and hurled them at near the speed of light directly toward the Earth...
Keywords: What -- Sun; What -- Earth; What -- SOHO; What -- Imager; What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope; What -- Aurorae; Where -- Canada